Thursday, June 9, 2011

NTP Day 5 - Florence, Alabama

Joe, Steve, Alex, and Helen on the porch of Elvis Presley's boyhood home

Another hot day in the upper 90's, 79 miles of cycling, and we finally crossed the state line into Alabama.

 Karen Schroeder and Aila Douglas. Thank you for supporting us!

This morning before the regular ride, Ellen, Jeff, Alex, Steve, and I cycled through Tupelo to Elvis Presley's boyhood home. It was worth the extra six miles and we got to see his home, the car he moved to Memphis in, and a bunch of history about his life.

Alex, Baltimore Mark, Joe, and Jeff at the state line

Then, it was on to the NTP for a lengthy days ride to Florence. Among the sites we saw were: Confederate soldier grave sites, Indian mounds, Cave Spring, and two overlooks. A nice day with my ABB friends. The trip is quickly coming to an end as we have only 66 miles tomorrow and 36 miles on Saturday.  Helen and Alex will leave us after tomorrow's ride and then we all separate on Saturday at the northern terminus to the NTP at milepost 444. I think everyone has been having a good time and there is discussion about wanting to have another east coast reunion ride next year.

Cycling the last few miles to the car

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